No. 1 WSCC softball wins four games before falling in NFCA Leadoff Classic championship over weekend; WSCC baseball wins one behind Bennett’s strong outing

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s defending national champion softball team continued its grueling non-conference schedule over the weekend, finishing runner-up in the NFCA Junior College Leadoff Classic at Columbus, Ga. The top-ranked Lady Lions won four of six games in the tournament, beating Muskegon (Mich.) CC, Des Moines (Iowa) Area CC, Northwest Florida State and Blinn…

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Wallace State baseball splits road doubleheader with Motlow State

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s baseball team split a doubleheader on the road Tuesday against Motlow State. Freshman right-hander Lane Meyer (1-1) notched his first collegiate win in a 4-3 victory in the second game. Meyer tossed 5 1/3 effective innings, allowing three runs—two earned—on six hits. The Texas native struck out four and walked two.…

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No. 1 Wallace State softball splits six games in JUCO Classic; WSCC baseball beats Andrew (Ga.) College in Gulf Coast Classic

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s top-ranked softball team opened the 2014 season over the weekend, splitting six games in the Creek Indian JUCO Classic held in Atmore. The freshman-laden Lady Lions (3-3) beat Faulkner State, Mississippi Gulf Coast and Lamar State (Texas) College, while dropping games to Wallace-Dothan, Chattanooga (Tenn.) State and Navarro (Texas) College. Wallace…

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Wallace State baseball opens season Friday as coach Randy Putman approaches 900 career victories with Lions

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s baseball team opens the 2014 season on Friday, hosting Volunteer (Tenn.) in a weekend series. As is the goal each season, Wallace State’s primary objective is to win a state championship and advance to the NJCAA World Series in Grand Junction, Colo. A couple of milestones will certainly be recognized along…

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Wallace State baseball manager Justin Holmes.

Wallace State baseball manager Justin Holmes handles multiple responsibilities, but special bond with brother is most important

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HANCEVILLE – Like many college students, Wallace State sophomore Justin Holmes juggles a heavy course load and a full-time job. His responsibilities don’t end there. Holmes is also serving as Wallace State’s baseball manager for a second season, but the time he cherishes the most is spending time with his brother, Jacob Holmes. Justin and…

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Wallace State athletics has handful of sophomores sign with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State had a handful of sophomore student-athletes sign letter of intents with four-year colleges during Wednesday’s early period. Wallace State baseball left-hander Izaac Yarbrough signed with Auburn University. Yarbrough, a Vinemont graduate, finished 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA last season for the Lions. He tossed 48 2/3 innings, recording 36 strikeouts and…

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Former Wallace State baseball teammates on the mound and at the plate: Derek Holland, Jake Elmore enjoyed recent matchup in Rangers-Astros series, proud to represent the Lions in MLB

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HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State has definitely made a splash in Major League Baseball, having four different players in four consecutive years (2009-2012) make their major league debuts. Last Saturday night in Houston, two former Wallace State teammates, Texas Rangers starter Derek Holland and Houston Astros infielder Jake Elmore, opposed each other for the first…

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Wallace State catcher Andrew Dennis selected by Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend in 37th round of 2013 MLB First Year Player Draft

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State sophomore catcher Andrew Dennis was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 37th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft over the weekend, marking the second consecutive year a Lion was selected. Dennis hardly missed a start behind the plate during his Wallace State career. The Huntsville…

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Wallace State baseball loses to Southern Union in ACCC tournament quarterfinal

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HANCEVILLE – Wallace State’s baseball team lost to Southern Union 6-4 in a quarterfinal game Monday at the Alabama Community College Conference/Region 22 tournament in Ozark. Wallace State (29-22-1) maintained an early 2-0 lead after two innings, but Southern Union rallied for a four-run third inning and extended it to 5-3 by the fifth. Sophomore…

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